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BMW 730d and X1 sDrive20d Efficient Dynamics Edition Top List of Most Sustainable Vehicles

BMW 730d and X1 sDrive20d Efficient Dynamics Edition Top List of Most Sustainable Vehicles

The BMW 730d BluePerformance and BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition were named the most sustainable vehicles in the their respective classes by the independent Ökotrend ranking prepared by leading scientists and researchers in Germany.  Ökotrend’s study analyzed the fuel economy and CO2 data of car manufacturers as well as economic …

2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec Review and First Test Drive

2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec Review and First Test Drive

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec diesel-powered sedan is the latest S-Class entry in the U.S., a lineup that currently starts with the S400 Hybrid ($91,000) and also includes a V-8 (the S550, $93,000) and a V-12 (the S600, $158,050).  It’s also the most economical S-Class when it comes to fuel …

The Road to Sélestat – Driving the BMW 520d Sedan – Review and Test Drive

The Road to Sélestat – Driving the BMW 520d Sedan – Review and Test Drive

Sélestat, also known as the city of Schlettstadt, is a small town located in north-eastern France, in the province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsaß-Lothringen). The cities of Freiburg (Germany) and Strasbourg (France) are only a drive of 40 km (24.8 miles) away.
Sélestat is home to nearly 20.000 inhabitants and offers its …

The Return of the S-Class Diesel

The Return of the S-Class Diesel

Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec Unveiled
Mercedes-Benz will debut the S350 BlueTec 4Matic sedan in the U.S. as a 2012 model at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Availability will be in the first quarter of 2011.  The S350 will be the first S-Class diesel offered in the U.S. since …

BMW 535d Review and Road Test Part I: The Road to Burghausen

BMW 535d Review and Road Test Part I: The Road to Burghausen

The 2011 BMW 535d is the flagship diesel-powered sedan in the sixth generation of BMW’s vaunted 5er Reihe (5er Series), code-named F10.  The 5er Series is very important to BMW as it accounts for a major
portion of the company’s profits.  Indeed, at the company’s 2010 annual shareholders meeting , Norbert …

König Diesel: Driving the New BMW 7er Series

König Diesel: Driving the New BMW 7er Series

The 7er Series, as BMW’s flagship, may cocoon its driver and passengers in Teutonic luxury and is clearly automotive royalty.  While I was somewhat ambivalent about the exterior of its predecessor, the new 7er is a true blue blood, and not just because of its Bavarian heritage.
To me, it looks …